Product Review: Magic Bullet Denoiser II

Editing & Post on PVC by Jeff Foster

A must-have tool for every DSLR shooter!

Today’s DSLRs and HD Camcorders allow us to shoot at higher ISO and lower light scenarios than ever before - but with the smaller sensor sizes typical in prosumer cameras, this capability also introduces a great deal of noise. Thankfully, Red Giant has updated Magic Bullet Denoiser II (v 1.3) - available as a stand-alone plugin or part of the Magic Bullet Suite to help eliminate the noise while retaining the details.

What’s new in Magic Bullet Denoiser II?

Red Giant had originally licensed the Denoiser code from another company, which was acquired by Google in 2011, so they rebuilt it from the ground-up and made it more robust and stable across the board. The latest release v1.3, Denoiser II is compatible with Final Cut Pro 7, After Effects CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6 and Premiere Pro CS5, CS5.5, CS6

Additional controls and automated processes for Motion Estimation, Separate Fields and more advanced features in fine tuning the amount of noise in details.

How Denoiser II works:
We’ve all encountered it - often disappointingly so after shooting what “looked” like a great shot in the field through the camera’s viewfinder or LCD screen, ends up being full of noise in the shadows and underexposed areas of our footage when we pull it up into our NLE. Noise appears are colored pixels in flat shaded areas and shadows with little contrast or definition in underexposed or poorly lit settings. Knocking out this noise with blur filters will only give you a muddy, unfocussed look to your footage. read more...

Check out these items featured in this post and available now at
Red Giant Magic Bullet Denoiser II $88.00 Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 11.2 $639.00 Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 11.2 Upgrade from MBLooks or two MB products $399.00

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